It’s Written in Stone

Now that Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora have made their second morning trip to the beach, there is no turning back. It is now an imperative – mornings are beach time.

Dee Dee is the brave one that fearlessly battles the waves to retrieve the bumper. Dylan follows to lend moral support and maybe grab it from her.

Dora waits at the water’s edge to steal the prize and hopefully get someone to chase her down the beach. Good times!

9 Year Report, the boat


As Furthur enters her tenth year of travels in exotic places, let us see how the old gal is doing. The relatively trouble-free Cummins engine is still purring along happily. To date I have only replaced one non-maintenance part, the pre injector fuel pump. I did have some problems with the injectors on the generator leaking but replacing a tiny copper ring solved that one.   The only real angst came from the digital read out systems of the engine, the Smartcraft screens simply became unreadabl…
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9 Year Report, the boat


As Furthur enters her tenth year of travels in exotic places, let us see how the old gal is doing. The relatively trouble-free Cummins engine is still purring along happily. To date I have only replaced one non-maintenance part, the pre injector fuel pump. I did have some problems with the injectors on the generator leaking but replacing a tiny copper ring solved that one.   The only real angst came from the digital read out systems of the engine, the Smartcraft screens simply became unreadabl…
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Twelve Sandy Paws

Today is Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora’s first full day at Great Harbour Cay. That means… beach time! The crew was out at 9:00 am and on their way to the beach. Dora is still just a wader but Dylan and Dee Dee swam until they were about to drop. The Red Head crew is sure gonna like it here….

Delft, NL

The city of Delft in South Holland is known as the home of Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer and as the major 17th-century producer of Delftware, a Dutch ceramic product styled after Chinese porcelain. Much of the city dates from that period and is remarkably well-preserved, making it a popular day-trip destination in the…

Day Dreaming in Winter about Summer

As I sit here at the kitchen counter looking out at the falling snow I’m wondering just how long it will be before we can chop a hole in the ice and get Tourist back in operation. Not anytime soon from the looks of it.

So as I often do when faced with reality, I space off into my happy place…..On the water!

Here are a few random pictures of some past happenings.

A colorful meal being prepared by Mike.

Checking on the neighbors.

Nancy & Pam solving the worlds problems.

Eirean heading out. (Mike & Nancy)

Bill, Pam, & Barb relaxing on the bow.

Mike lookin patriotic on July 3rd.

Raft ups waiting for July 3rd fireworks.

Setting a stern anchor to keep the armada in place.

Captain “Fiddle F…” trying to figure out his camera.

The start of the air show.

The highlight of the show. An F-18.

Trouble comes in fours.

What’s for dinner? KFC of course! It’s tradition.
 
Princess Chair raft up.
 
Southbound tow.
 
It’s been a few weeks since I started this posting. In that time we have accumulated 39 inches of snow and recorded a low temperature of -29 at our home. The river is frozen all the way across and Tourist is resting comfortably (although cold) inside a building at Island City Harbor in Sabula, Iowa. With more snow predicted it could be awhile before we’re floating again. It’s enough to make a guy take a drink!


Red Head has Landed

Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora arrived at Great Harbour Cay Marina this morning after a trip across the Bahama Bank yesterday and a night at anchor outside the harbor.

It’s been 3 years since Dylan and Dee Dee were here. Of course, it’s Dora’s first time.

She’s pretty excited. Follow the Red Head crew on their latest adventure, Twelve Sandy Paws.

Next Stop…

The Bahamas!

And Away We Go!

Yesterday was the kids’ final trip to the dog park at Stock Island Marina Village.

Today the Red Head crew left Key West to anchor at Rodriguez Key.

Tomorrow we take off for the Bahamas. Stay tuned for Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora’s next big adventure – Twelve Sandy Paws.

Will the spoiling never end?

Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora hope not. Kristen and Wayne paid the crew a visit last weekend.Of course, Mom and Dad loved spending time with them but really it was all about spoiling the kids.And they did a terrific job! We all miss you guys and hope to see…